My Favorite Neighbor

Harvey & Harriet Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

9.257 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Rob Brobst III

2018 Harvey and Harriet is made up of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot, aging in 75% new French oak. Deep ruby-black in color, it has a very layered nose with aromas of exotic spices, crème de cassis, blackcurrant bud, tar and tilled black soil with hints of violet, lilac, cardamom and baking spices. The medium to full-bodied palate is silky and has a great interplay of fruit and spice. It has a firm, pleasantly chalky frame and just enough freshness, finishing long with a youthful cloaking of oak spice Delightfully deep and appealing.

2018 Harvey and Harriet is made up of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 14% Petite Sirah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot, aging in 75% new French oak. Deep ruby-black in color, it has a very layered nose with aromas of exotic spices, crème de cassis, blackcurrant bud, tar and tilled black soil with hints of violet, lilac, cardamom and baking spices. The medium to full-bodied palate is silky and has a great interplay of fruit and spice. It has a firm, pleasantly chalky frame and just enough freshness, finishing long with a youthful cloaking of oak spice Delightfully deep and appealing.

Mar 4th, 2021
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9.2

Inky ruby. Ripe, spice-accented cherry, black currant, pipe tobacco and vanilla qualities on the deeply perfumed nose. Fleshy, appealingly sweet dark fruit preserve, floral pastille and bitter chocolate flavors are supported by a core of juicy acidity. Conveys an appealing blend of depth and energy and finishes sweet and long, with smooth, well-knit tannins and lingering dark berry and vanilla notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020)

Inky ruby. Ripe, spice-accented cherry, black currant, pipe tobacco and vanilla qualities on the deeply perfumed nose. Fleshy, appealingly sweet dark fruit preserve, floral pastille and bitter chocolate flavors are supported by a core of juicy acidity. Conveys an appealing blend of depth and energy and finishes sweet and long, with smooth, well-knit tannins and lingering dark berry and vanilla notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2020)

Dec 10th, 2020
Ron R
9.3

Born from the roots of My Favorite Neigbor, you can taste the pedigree from beginning to end in this second label. Almost bombastic as it explodes on the palate, but just stops short. The components of this blend are not quite fully integrated - something sharpish is protruding, which could be the petit verdot? Nothing that a year or two in the bottle wouldn’t sort out. Huge concentration of dark fruits, are laced with sweetness and loamy soil. Full-throttle tannins let you know that this wine isn’t going anywhere for a good few years.

Born from the roots of My Favorite Neigbor, you can taste the pedigree from beginning to end in this second label. Almost bombastic as it explodes on the palate, but just stops short. The components of this blend are not quite fully integrated - something sharpish is protruding, which could be the petit verdot? Nothing that a year or two in the bottle wouldn’t sort out. Huge concentration of dark fruits, are laced with sweetness and loamy soil. Full-throttle tannins let you know that this wine isn’t going anywhere for a good few years.

Sep 13th, 2020
Shay A
9.3

Wonderful past weekend enjoying some lake time with my family. These TX summers are brutal, but some relaxation by the lake always helps!

My first time trying this and after hearing the recent news (Constellation has investment in Booker now, as well as this wine has dropped from $50 to $30 and My Favorite Neighbor has dropped from $70 to $50), this is pretty killer juice for the price. A blend of 65% cab, 20% Syrah, and rounded out by equal parts petit Verdot, Malbec and petite Sirah. Inky, dark, fresh squeezed fruits abound. Aromatically, it showed spice cake, cinnamon, and baked mixed berry pie. The Malbec and petite Sirah show up on the palate with a hint of licorice and black pepper spice. Charcoal, cedar and grilled blackberries. It’s rich and decadent with a big finish. Paired perfectly with marinated skirt steak.

Wonderful past weekend enjoying some lake time with my family. These TX summers are brutal, but some relaxation by the lake always helps!

My first time trying this and after hearing the recent news (Constellation has investment in Booker now, as well as this wine has dropped from $50 to $30 and My Favorite Neighbor has dropped from $70 to $50), this is pretty killer juice for the price. A blend of 65% cab, 20% Syrah, and rounded out by equal parts petit Verdot, Malbec and petite Sirah. Inky, dark, fresh squeezed fruits abound. Aromatically, it showed spice cake, cinnamon, and baked mixed berry pie. The Malbec and petite Sirah show up on the palate with a hint of licorice and black pepper spice. Charcoal, cedar and grilled blackberries. It’s rich and decadent with a big finish. Paired perfectly with marinated skirt steak.

3 people found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2020
Ron R
8.8

I consider this to be a field blend. It’s rambunctious and lacks clear direction. Even after 24 hrs, it still wants to pick a fight. Disjointed and lacks coherence. If you like you blends big, brash and rowdy, this is for you.

I consider this to be a field blend. It’s rambunctious and lacks clear direction. Even after 24 hrs, it still wants to pick a fight. Disjointed and lacks coherence. If you like you blends big, brash and rowdy, this is for you.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2021
Martin Sher

Loved this offering from Booker’s 2nd label. Cab-led blend. Complex nose that that had me going back to the glass didn’t quite deliver on the palate - think it might with more time. But velvety and thoroughly enjoyable now. So into Paso rn.

Loved this offering from Booker’s 2nd label. Cab-led blend. Complex nose that that had me going back to the glass didn’t quite deliver on the palate - think it might with more time. But velvety and thoroughly enjoyable now. So into Paso rn.

1 person found it helpfulJul 20th, 2020
patrick lorian

Dark, plum, blueberry, vanilla/oak, tar, cassis nose
Med+ finish, creamy/toasty oak, savory/mouth filling, opens up with aeration.
Light tannin grip.

Dark, plum, blueberry, vanilla/oak, tar, cassis nose
Med+ finish, creamy/toasty oak, savory/mouth filling, opens up with aeration.
Light tannin grip.

1 person found it helpfulJun 20th, 2020
Garrett Parker

Very impressed with this wine. So much that I went back to order more but it was already out of stock.

Very impressed with this wine. So much that I went back to order more but it was already out of stock.

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2020
Kimberly Anderson

Really nice second label from Booker. Much more red fruit forward than the MFN Cabernet, really easy to drink for being this young.

Really nice second label from Booker. Much more red fruit forward than the MFN Cabernet, really easy to drink for being this young.

1 person found it helpfulMay 13th, 2020
Rob Brobst III

Rob had this 2 years ago

Rob had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2020